Harley-Davidson reported a net income of $190.6 million over the second quarter of 2011, thanks to the first year-on-year quarterly improvement in the U.S. market in nearly five years.
For the three months ended June 26, 2011, Harley-Davidson’s operating income totaled $301.9 million, a 38.0% increase from the $218.8 million reported in the same period of 2010. The increase can be attributed to an 18.0% increase in motorcycle sales revenue and a decrease in expenses from Harley-Davidson Financial Services.
Worldwide retail sales of Harley-Davidson motorcycles totaled 83,396 units, a 5.6% increase from the second quarter of 2010. U.S. sales totaled 53,599 units, a 7.5% increase from the 49,841 units sold in 2010. This represents Harley-Davidson’s first year-over-year quarterly increase in the U.S. since the fourth quarter of 2006.
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